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A somewhat spicy dish, with a tangy side salsa: Cajun Salmon with Tahini Sauce recipe is a full meal perfect for dinner!
This isn’t an ordinary baked salmon dish. This one will give you the perfect flaky salmon texture. It has just the right ratio of spice to zest! Paired with the savory tahini sauce, you’ll be drooling over this satisfying dish.
Be sure to make the tahini salsa I have included for the perfect combo of flavors in one meal! This amazing dish will be ready in less than 30 minutes.
Salmon and Tahini Salsa Recipe
How to Serve Delicious Baked Cajun Salmon with Tahini Salsa
There are plenty of ways you can serve the differing components of this dish. As I mentioned before, you can serve the salmon on or next to the salad and leave out the carbs altogether.
You can make a dirty rice, Cajun rice, or some couscous. Then, set your salmon on a bed of rice or couscous and top it with the tahini salsa. It is divine!
You can bake the salmon or barbecue it on a charcoal or gas grill. You can even cook it on an indoor electric grill as well. Just be sure to keep an eye on the salmon as it cooks so it doesn’t overcook.
Do you like to dip or spread? Take a bit of your baked salmon and mince it. Then, make a bowl of salmon spread. The taste is irresistible!
For the tahini salad, you can swap out veggies that you don’t like for ones you do! Or keep the ones in my recipe and add more of your favorites like lettuce, or kale, or celery, or shredded carrots.
Do you like it an extra tangy? Pour some pomegranate molasses into the tahini mix or right over your salsa!
Cajun Salmon with Tahini Salsa! It Is Irresistible!
Let’s Check the Ingredients!
Watching your weight? Are you just looking for healthier food options? Are you simply searching for a lighter meal choice during the week?
Whatever your reasons are, this meal is a great lighter healthier version of dinner that can also be meal-prepped for the week! You can have some quinoa if you’d like or eat your salmon on a bed of the tahini salsa!
Salmon is a tender, reddish, firm fish. It is very popular in different cuisines for its rich buttery flavor. It is also well known as a healthy fish.
Salmon is rich very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. It is also packed with protein, loaded with B vitamins. It is a great source of potassium. This amazing fish is rich in selenium.
Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste or spread made from ground sesame. It is full of healthy fats and rich in antioxidants. It also has antibacterial properties and some anti-inflammatory compounds.
Cajun spice is a rustic seasoning blend. There are different spins when making Cajun spices. Generally, it is a spicy blend of paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, pepper, and oregano.
Well! What does Cajun taste like? It has a bold spicy flavor coming from the paprika and cayenne. The the garlic, onion, and herbs add a subtle earthiness. It is the ultimate seasoning that you should try.
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Easy To Prepare For A Dinner Party!
Salmon with tahini salsa is a delectable dish that is easy to prepare for a dinner party. A big plus for this dish is that it can be adjusted easily to feed a large number of people. You can double or triple your favorite rice and prepare extra salmon filets.
The tahini salsa is also easy to serve up in bigger batches. This meal is sure to please your guests, fill them up, and leave them begging to have the recipe! If you’re lucky, you’ll have some leftovers for the next day as well!
What a Delicious Dish! Give It a Try!
Tips for Delicious Cajun Salmon with Tahini Salsa
Should you marinate the salmon first? The answer is definitely NO. Usually, we use marinade so the meat soaks the flavors. But salmon is a fragile fish and this recipe has an acidic marinade.
The few minutes before setting the salmon in the oven are enough. You can leave it up to 30 minutes maximum. If you leave it for longer, the salmon may become mushy. It may fall apart!
Make sure that you set salmon skin down on the baking sheet. If otherwise, the meat will stick to the sheet. When serving, it may fall apart and loose its amazing shape.
Do not leave salmon in the oven to be overcooked. If you leave it for more, it will go from moist and silky to tough and dry.
It is easy to check if your salmon is done. Simply, insert a fork or a knife in the salmon. The, twist it a bit. The salmon should be opaque and flake easily.
Tahini Salsa Over Salmon! Yummy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Once it is cooked, you can store salmon in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 2 days. You can freeze it up 3 months.
Salmon skill is actually delicious. If you do not like it, you can take off the skin and serve it.
Yes, you ca. But you have to pat salmon dry very well. Otherwise, the fish may stick to the foil.
The gray part is the fatty deposit rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It has low level of natural pink pigments that is in the rest of the fish.
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Ingredients for Salmon and Tahini Sauce
For baked salmon
- salmon filet
- olive oil
- salt to taste
For tahini sauce or salad
- lemon juice
- green bell pepper
- bell peppers, any color
- green onion
- cajun seasoning
To Prepare Tahini Salsa
First, whisk together the lemon, water and tahini.
Then, add the mayo and keep whisking until creamy. You can add another tablespoon of tahini to thicken the sauce.
Add the tomatoes, green onion, and parsley.
Enjoy as a sauce on my “Cajun salmon” recipe or most fish/seafood dishes.
To Prepare Salmon
Firs, preheat oven to 450 F. Wash your salmon and pat dry with paper towel. Lay flat on an oil sprayed lined baking sheet.
Then, spray the entire salmon with oil spray. Pour the lemon all over the salmon filet.
Sprinkle the Cajun and salt all over the salmon.
Close off the sides of the parchment paper over the salmon to lock in the lemon juice so the fish can absorb it all, for about 5 minutes.
Finally, bake for 15 minutes for a flaky juicy salmon !
Make sure to top it with my tahini salad recipe and ENJOY!
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Cajun Salmon with Tahini Salsa Recipe
To bake Salmon
- 1 whole salmon filet, or 5-6 pieces of 7 oz fillets
- ¼ olive oil
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Cajun spice
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- salt to taste
To prepare Tahini Sauce or Salad
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 1 large lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ bunch parsley, chopped
- ½ green bell pepper, diced small
- ½ bell pepper, any color, diced small
- 1 large tomato, cubed small
- 4 stalks green onion, chopped
- ⅙ teaspoon paprika
- salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon cajun seasoning
To Bake Salmon
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Wash your salmon and pat dry with paper towel. Lay flat on an oil sprayed lined baking sheet.
- Spray the entire salmon with oil spray or rub with ¼ cup olive oil, then pour the lemon all over the salmon filet. Sprinkle the salmon with cajun seasoning, paprika and salt. Close off the sides of the parchment paper over the salmon to lock in the lemon juice so the fish can absorb it all
- Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked, for a flaky juicy salmon. Top it with my tahini salad, recipe below.
To Prepare Tahini Salsa
- Whisk together the lemon, water and tahini, then add the mayo and keep whisking until creamy. You can add another tablespoon of tahini to thicken the sauce.
- Mix in the parsley, peppers, green onions, tomatoes, cajun, paprika and salt.
- Serve and enjoy!